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Friday, September 05, 2008

Swedish Tea Rings~Habitat for Humanity

Today Lawrence scheduled off so that he and Daniel could work with Habitat for Humanity in Tacoma. A few of us from church went through the orientation process and were impressed with the group. You must be 16 to work with them unless the construction is finished and then you may paint or do landscaping. Sarah wanted to help but was too young. They need volunteers to provide snacks and lunches occasionally. So Sarah was signed up to make snack for 30 people. She made Banana Nut Muffins, Swedish Tea Rings, Fruit and Orange Juice. Below is the recipe for Swedish Tea Rings. She did a great job. Let me know if you try them. They were beautiful. I wish I had taken a picture of them:)

Swedish Tea Ring
1 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast or 2 small packages
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups all purpose sifted
Melted butter
Brown sugar
Chopped nuts
Scald milk and pour over butter, sugar, and salt, sprinkle yeast over the lukewarm water.Cool milk to lukewarm,
add to the yeast mixture. Add well beaten eggs. Beat in flour to make a soft dough. Turn out on a floured board
and knead until smooth. Form into ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double in bulk.
When light shape into 2 rectangular sheets about 1/4 inch thick. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with brown
sugar and cinnamon. Roll in jelly roll fashion and shape into rings. Place on greased cookie sheets and cut with
scissors at 1” intervals almost through your ring.
Turn slices slightly. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Bake at 375 F. for 20-30 minutes. While warm, frost
with powdered sugar frosting and sprinkle with chopped nuts. This makes 2 rings and they taste wonderful!

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